The Museums Association Cuts Survey 2015 suggests that funding cuts are putting museums under increased pressure, with more pain to come as local authorities attempt to balance their decreasing budgets.
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With cuts of £700,000 being proposed by Cardiff Council, the city’s arts community are urging concerned supporters to complete the soon-to-close public survey and sign the ongoing 38degrees petition.
With Cardiff Council proposing big cuts to the arts in the city, including Artes Mundi and Cardiff Contemporary, the Welsh capital’s cultural community has come together to make the case for continued funding.
The chancellor George Osborne announced surprisingly positive news for Arts Council England in his spending review speech, with expected cuts turning into a modest increase in cash. But, cautions Mark Robinson, there’s much more to funding the arts than national portfolio organisations and major museums.
Set against the backdrop of its Newcastle city centre building being lost to redevelopment, a recent two-day event at the artist-led NewBridge Project in Newcastle asked whether it was time for artists to ‘grow up’ and accept the new agenda of cuts, philanthropy and big business sponsorship. Artist Lesley Guy joined in the conversation and came to a different conclusion.
Oriel Wrecsam is leaving its home at Wrexham Library and will be without a permanent venue until at least 2017.
The Spode Factory in Stoke is to be converted into a hub for artists as part of a £700,000 scheme following Art Council England’s wider investment in cultural venues across the Midlands.
In a piece originally published on The Conversation website, Ben Walmsley of the University of Leeds asks whether what the North of England really needs is more investment in artists rather than buildings.
Massive cuts are to go ahead at the new £189m Library of Birmingham, but for now at least the library’s Photography Collections’ team is to be saved.
Following a cabinet meeting to discuss its future, Lancaster City Council has put forward a new proposal to move American artist Mark Dion’s The Tasting Garden to a new site in the city.
A report from Lancaster City Council that recommends the removal of Mark Dion’s The Tasting Garden, commissioned for 1998’s artstranspennine festival, will be discussed today by the council’s cabinet.